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Christel Benson, Graphics and Imaging Technology

PSU graduates really do know their business...Christel Benson, PSU graduate and Instructor in the Graphics and Imaging Technologies department won gold for her PSU "Our graduates" ads, as well as another gold and two silver awards.

The American Advertising Federation conducts the ADDY® Awards through its advertising clubs and districts. It is the only creative awards program administered by the advertising industry for the the industry.

The Joplin Ad Club hosted their 2009-2010 ADDY® Awards on Saturday, February 27, 2010. There were 234 entries from 26 different designers/companies. It gives us great pleasure to report that Pittsburg State University was well represented at this event and walked away with a total of 15 of these awards.

Benson, M.S. '07, won several awards for her work which included:

  • Our Graduates Know Their Business ad campaign
  • Casie Hermansson Loves Kid Lit Business Card
  • Mt. Carmel – Protect Your Hills T-shirt
  • Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce Women of Distinction Calendar (Blake, Don Runyon, PittCraft Printing)

PSU Addy® Award winners also included students Salman Alkhulif, Jerime Carpenter, Kendra Leikam and Siu Ning Man.

For more information on Benson and the activities of her GIT 322 Web Site Design students, please visit her classroom blog at: